Once again, Essebsi did not miss the opportunity to announce his intention to submit a legislative initiative against the provisions (Ahkam) of inheritance and marriage, justifying it as not of religion, and his speech was supported by the Ifta’!
Stop your disregard for women, your secular system is the reason for our suffering from misery, poverty, violence, divorce and unmarried women… It is indeed not surprising that your mouths shout out conditional laws.
You have made our way of life dependent on the decisions of the International Monetary Fund and subject to CEDAW agreements, until it reached to the point of you tossing the rest of the Ahkam of the Shari’ah of Allah (swt), those that are known as necessity in religion.
Your challenge to these provisions is not something that is new to you. You have relied on the foreigner, and have entrusted them with our wealth, and you have surrendered to their terms and decisions in return for loans that you have burdened the people with and with which you squandered away the country.
Enough with your manipulation and disregard for Muslim women, for her consciousness and submission to the Ahkam of her Lord are the greatest response to your unfair decisions. Those decisions will strike back at you, they will not be accepted nor will be acted upon, and whoever wants to exploit women for elections should know that magic will turn against the magician.
Enough with your manipulation and disregard for Muslim women! Will fighting the laws of Allah be enough to cover your deficit regime with its secular support?! Everyone acknowledges the fact that it is not just a matter of equality in inheritance between men and women, but rather a war against Allah and His Messenger (saw).
Enough with your manipulation and disregard for Muslim women, for indeed, the people of Al-Zaytounah (Tunisia) utter all that is odd to their creed, and we seek forgiveness from Allah for the machination and oppression that shook the earth and souls.
Allah (swt) says:
(وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ وَلَا مُؤْمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَمْرًا أَنْ يَكُونَ لَهُمُ الْخِيَرَةُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِمْ وَمَنْ يَعْصِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ ضَلَالًا مُبِينًا)
“It is not fitting for a Believer, man or woman, when a matter has been decided by Allah and His Messenger to have any option about their decision: if any one disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path.”
[TMQ Al-Ahzab: 36]
Women’s Section in the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Tunisia
23 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1438 – Tuesday, 15 August 2017